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Myhre, Øyvind

(1945-    ) Norwegian computer engineer and author. Øyvind Myhre is in some ways an anachronism in Nordic sf (and Fantasy) literature. Where most Danish, Norwegian and Swedish writers working in these fields write either in the modernist or humanist traditions of Clifford D Simak and Ray Bradbury, or J G Ballard and the New Wave, and most often from a left-wing political perspective, Myhre writes in the Hard SF tradition of Robert A Heinlein and Poul Anderson, and ...

Swan Yankee Magazine

UK slim Pulp magazine, published by G G Swan, London. There were three sf and three weird-fiction issues in the series. The sf numbers were #3 (1941), #11 (1942) and #21 (1942), the weird numbers #6 (1942), #14 (1942) and #19 (1942). Despite the title, Swan Yankee Magazine contained mostly original UK stories, by Pauline Ashwell, W P Cockroft, Gerald Evans and others, alongside a few US reprints. The sf titles were marketed as Yankee Science Fiction. [FHP] links / Galactic Central ...

McAllister, Don

(1934-    ) US author of Cloud World (1986), an sf novel set on an inhabited Jupiter and three of its moons. [JC]

Smith, Greg Leitich

(?   -    ) US author of books for children and the Young Adult market, beginning with the nonfantastic Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo (2003). Of sf interest are Chronal Engine (2012), which features a Time Machine in the protagonists' grandfather's basement, through which abductions have occurred, leading young Max, Emma and Kyle into Time Travel adventures in the Cretaceous with Dinosaurs; and Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn (2014), for younger children ...


An audiozine is a magazine that is provided in spoken or aural form. Until the arrival of the internet, where the podzine took on the role, such magazines were rare, particularly in the sf world. In fact the only one of note was The Centauri Express which was issued as a single ninety-minute audiocassette, featuring adaptations of both new and previously published stories performed by the Radio Theatre Company of Atlanta, Georgia. It had five releases between September 1987 and April 1990. In ...

Robinson, Roger

(1943-    ) UK computer programmer, bibliographer and publisher, active in UK Fandom for many years. The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer (1983 chap; rev 1984 chap) is an exhaustive Bibliography of one of the most prolific sf writers, and Who's Hugh?: An SF Reader's Guide to Pseudonyms (1987) is similarly exhaustive in its listing of Pseudonyms. Criticized at first for its failure to annotate its findings – so that, for instance, pseudonyms used for sf could not be ...

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